Front Door: Keep the Inside When It’s Cold Outside

It is uncomfortable when the house is cold and it’s cold outside so during the winter months we want to do as much as we can to stay warm. There is a lot you can do in order to stay warm in terms of heating your house.

When it is cold there is nothing cosier than a soft fleece blanket. This is wonderful when you are lounging around and watching a movie. Grab a nice warm cup of hot chocolate and enjoy yourself. Snuggling up next to someone on the couch will make the experience more pleasant.

A gas heater is a great way to heat up the room really quickly. The flame of the gas heater is so hot that it almost instantly heats up a room. This is ideal if you want to warm up the bedroom after you’ve had a bath or shower. So you don’t have to get dressed in a cold room.

Panel heaters are ideal for keeping rooms warm at a reasonable temperature. It won’t make the room too hot but will rather maintain a good room temperature. If you are planning on spending a whole day in one room then this could be an option for you.

There are also a variety of other types of heaters that you could consider. It all depends on what you prefer.

If you want to make a bolder change to keep your house warm then you could invest in underfloor heating and insulation. These two options will keep your house warm from the bottom and the top. The floor will emit heat and the ceiling will keep the heat in, so you will be cosy in the middle.

Other ways to keep the heat in is by investing in a thick solid wooden front door. Getting the right front door can make a big difference to the overall temperature in your home. The front door needs to be a perfect fit. If there is a slight difference in the size of the door against the frame the wind could cause the door to rattle. This rattling door could allow cold wind to pierce in through the sides. It is ideal to get a door made by a custom door manufacturer who will ensure that the door and frame are made to fit perfectly.

Transitional Style Interiors – Sophisticated Mogul

Transitional interiors have the best of both worlds: traditional and contemporary.Staying within the familiar realm of tradition but making it perky with fresh new ideas. Traditional architecture and designs carry a beautiful appeal and when freshened up they stand out as even more classic. An updated historic home carries its character yet the contemporary furnishings give it a modern edge.

Taking inspiration from the past, it’s really about the antique architectural design, the veranda arches and vintage doors with beautiful carved authentic detail. Hand crafted in dark woods the patina plays perfectly with neutral walls where you can display contemporary art. Pale blue carved armoires, green floral wardrobe cabinets, muted red chests seep colors into the interiors. Bring tone-on-tone furniture and furnishings like the oxidized wood accent cabinets or the aged white console, playing down the dramatic angle.

Burnished brass with soft, warm undertones accents the wood patinas of the cabinets. A huge floor mirror made from an old architectural door frame gives a focal point to the living room.Crystal chandeliers complement traditional elegance nicely.Symmetry is essential to keep the room balanced and in harmony. The huge TV screen is balanced with 2 arches on either side that have been converted into bookshelves. Damask fabric on the sofa adds punch without making it too contemporary. Extravagant silhouettes, traditional weave fabrics and embellished textiles draw attention to the walls. Carved wall panels of the Tree of Life accented by simple straight drapes that just skim the floor, clean and neat lines, too much fabric gives an untidy effect.

Globally inspired carvings and sculptures collected by you on your travels are displayed on the walls with accent lighting that focuses on their unique artistic detail. Broad leaf ferns and green foliage play beautifully with the dark patina wood and the neutral walls.The vintage whitewashed screen with iron work adds interest to the simply furnished living room. The turquoise blue coffee table adds a pop of color, muted yet brings the room alive. Vivid textures and weaves of handloom cottons throws add interest while keeping the contemporary style.

The bedroom with a simple upholstered bed has a unique hand crafted armoire with beautiful crown molding and muted patina, perfectly in balance with the vintage media console. A few select pieces give a room a feel of refined elegance.Harmony and balancing traditional design with modern style, interiors that are focused on comfort and style, transitional interiors carry a classic ambiance of sophisticated elegance.